The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-1 on the road after beating the New Orleans Saints on Monday night in a game that started out slow.
Here’s what you need to know: 1.
How did the Saints’ offense fare in this one?
The Saints’ offensive line had problems getting pressure on quarterback Drew Brees, but they did enough to force the Chiefs to punt.
That allowed the Chiefs a chance to score.
The Chiefs also ran the ball on the first play of the fourth quarter, but only a 2-yard gain by quarterback Alex Smith led to a touchdown.
The Saints got the ball back on the second play of regulation, and on the fourth play, Brees took off on a one-yard touchdown pass to Eric Decker.
Smith finished with three catches for 66 yards.
Smith said the team has worked on getting more pressure, and he said he’s “always looking for ways to get better.”
Smith was asked about whether he was happy with the way the offensive line performed in the first half.
Smith was honest about his struggles and said it was because of what he was trying to do in practice.
“I know how hard I try to do every day.
I’m not going to lie to you.
That was a bad game.
But at the end of the day, we have to find the answers,” Smith said.
“And when we do, we’ll come back better than we did.”
How does the Chiefs defense compare to the Saints?
The Chiefs’ defense has allowed just two touchdowns all season.
They allowed seven rushing touchdowns in 2015, and three of those were by Deion Branch and Branden Albert.
The offensive line struggled mightily in this game, allowing only three sacks.
That included a sack by Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston, who was the only one to get a sack.
The other two sacks came by Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who had a sack and a hit to the face that cost him.
Kelce also was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty.
The offense has struggled to score in the second half of games this season, but it got the Chiefs on the board early with a touchdown drive in the third quarter.
How many sacks will Kansas City have?
The Chargers have allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL.
They also have allowed fewer total touchdowns.
The Chargers are averaging 4.3 sacks per game.
The Texans have given up the fewth most sacks in that span, averaging 2.6.
But that is a team with the NFL’s worst pass rush, and it’s also one of the best pass rushers in the league.
The Browns have given the NFL pass rush the worst average in the playoffs.
What’s the best defensive play of Week 4?
The play in which the Chiefs got the winning score was their last defensive touchdown.
That came on a play in the fourth period.
The play started out with a sack of quarterback Alex McGough by Chiefs defensive end Malik Jackson.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Reid quickly scrambled for the ball, and the Chiefs defenders had to break off several tackles to get Jackson to the ground.
The pass was a short toss to tight end Charles Clay.
The only play that wasn’t completed was a touchdown catch by Reid.
That’s a pretty amazing play.
What was the best offensive play of Sunday’s game?
The offensive play that led to the Chiefs’ second touchdown was a pass play in a shotgun formation.
Kansas City receivers Justin Hunter and Travis Kelsey were able to run a crossing route.
That led to an incomplete pass to receiver Corey Davis, who caught it on the backside of the end zone.
Davis got a quick start to the ball as he ran it back to Hunter.
Kelsey then went to Hunter, who picked it up for a score.
Who was the most valuable player on the Chiefs?
Defensive tackle DeMarcus Lawrence has been a huge part of the Chiefs success.
He has three sacks, three tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.
But Lawrence is also averaging 9.8 yards per tackle.
He’s also been able to play well at left tackle, where he was used as a pass-rusher.
Lawrence has 10 sacks in four years at Kansas City.
He was a big part of Kansas City’s Super Bowl run last year, and they should be happy he has been able a chance at another big payday.
Which player will be a key factor in Sunday’s AFC title game?
Safety Charles Tapper, who is also the Chiefs primary free safety, will likely start in this divisional game.
Tapper has been an absolute force as a starter.
He leads the Chiefs with 14 tackles for losses and seven forced fucks.
But he also has two interceptions and a forced fumble.
Tapping him would be a big boost to the defense.
What is the Chiefs best player, and why is he the best?
Safety Marcus Peters is the leader of the defense and has been playing well all season, having started all 16